Tributes flood in after Jlloyd Samuel dies in car crash

Stan Collymore and Ashley Young have lead the tributes to Jlloyd Samuel after the former Aston Villa defender died in a car crash this morning, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association announced.

Samuel, aged 37, represented England at under-21 level before going on to play for Trinidad and Tobago’s senior team.

A statement on the TTFA’s Facebook page read: "The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national team-mates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the UK and here in Trinidad and Tobago."

Former Villa star Collymore took to Twitter as soon as the news broke, tweeting: "Devastating news about J Lloyd Samuel.

"Was a fantastic young pro Aston Villa and I know many at our club will be truly distraught today. I know our club will honour him tonight and remainder of the season. Rest in peace Jay."

Ashley Young added: "Absolutely gutted to hear the news of the passing of Jlloyd Samuel. Took me under his wing when I joined Villa and helped me settle. Such a good guy on and off the pitch and a truly good friend. Condolences to Emma, his kids and the Samuel family. RIP J."

While Aston Villa wrote: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a car accident. Our players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time."

The rest of the tributes can be seen below:

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